Pred Forte

Generic name: Prednisolone acetate.

Other brand names: Cortalone, Delta-Corf, Prelone.

Pred Forte is an adrenocorticosteroid hormone. It works by regulating a variety of body processes, including fluid balance, temperature, and reaction to inflammation.

Quick Facts About Pred Forte

Purpose

Used to treat redness, irritation, and swelling due to eye inflammation.

Pred Forte Dosage

Use entire amount prescribed. Do not share use of this prescription to avoid spreading infection. Doctor may advise not wearing contacts as they may increase chance of infection. Do not use longer than your doctor prescribes; overuse can cause eye damage.

  • Usual adult dose: 1 to 2 drops under eyelid 2 to 4 times daily. During first 2 days of treatment, doctor may prescribe more frequent doses.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children.
  • Missed dose: apply as soon as possible, unless almost time for next dose. In that case, do not apply missed dose; go back to regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Pred Forte Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

no specific information available. However, if you suspect chronic overdose with Pred Forte, immediately seek medical attention. If accidentally swallowed, immediately seek medical attention.

Side effects: cataract formation, increased pressure inside eyeball, perforation of eyeball, secondary infection with fungi or viruses.

Occasionally ongoing use may cause side effects due to overload of steroid hormone, including “moonfaced” appearance, obese trunk, humped upper back, wasted limbs, and purple stretch marks on back. Will usually disappear once medication is stopped; however, medication must be stopped gradually.

Interactions

Inform your doctor before combining Pred Forte with other forms of prednisolone acetate.

No known food/other substance interactions.

Special Cautions

If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inforrr your doctor immediately. Not known if Pred Forte appears in breast milk.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not generally prescribed for children.

  • Do not use if you have an untreated, pus-forming eye infection.
  • Do not take if sensitive to or allergic to this medication Contains sodium bisulfite, which can cause life-threater-ing asthmatic reactions, especially in people with asthrnc
  • Should not use if you have herpes or other eye viruses, tuberculosis of the eye, or a fungal disease of the eye.
  • Doctor should closely monitor Pred Forte use, as there is a risk of developing cataracts.
  • If the cornea of the eye has persistent ulceration, may be a secondary infection requiring medical evaluation.
  • Eye pressure should be checked on a regular basis to avoid vision loss.

Note:

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